Monday, September 28, 2009

6days until 5k

My original goal for my Sunday run was to go a distance of 4.4km. So yesterday I woke up and I simply felt horibble, my whole body ached and I intantly changed my goal to just getting out past the end of my driveway.

I am proud to say that I did my 4.4km, with the help of my running buddy and a little slower mind you but I did it and I felt fantastic for about an hour afterwards and then the aches and pains in my body returned from whatever sickness I had so I ended up laying low for the rest of the day and made a huge pot of chili. Mmmm it was soooo good.

Friday, September 25, 2009

4km today

I feel a little ashamed because I have had to start my running experience almost from the start again.

I have new goals this time around though. I started running in the first place because I admired anyone I knew that ran and I wish I could do it. With alot of hard work, ups and downs, and a great set of online friends I ran my first 5k. It was such a huge accomplishment for me and I felt on top of the world.

My biggest mistake I think I made was not entering another race right away to keep my motivation. Life got busy and I was discouraged and my running declined and my weight went up. I didn't stop running altogether thank goodness but when I started to get more serious I could sure tell I was out of shape again.

So here I am starting over with 5lbs down and 14lbs to go and I am up to running 4km in 31.52min.

I have 9 days left before my 5k race and I hope I can beat my last race time of I think it was 38.35min. If I don't I know it is not the end of the world. The bigger picture here is I am running a race for a friend with breast cancer and this day is all about her.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My very first race pic.

It has taken me so long to get this picture but here I am after my 5k I ran for my grandfather and Bosco in May 2009. What a great day that was.

I think I can, I think I can

It feels different being a stay at home mom again but I am already feeling calmer and happier than working where I was.

I ran again with my son in the stroller and found it so challenging. Pushing around an extra 30 some pounds makes a huge difference not to mention you don't get your usual arm motions either. Thanks for commenting on my last post Sarah and to answer your question I won't be running the race with my son and thank goodness for that because I don't know if it would be a very successful race the way I am going right now haha.

Although I am finding it a great change to run with the stroller I think it will better my training in the end.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I am going to try another 5k

I am contemplating entering another 5k. It is on Oct 4th. It is the Race for the Cure for breast cancer. I found out a friend of the family has breast cancer and is starting her radiation soon and thought this would be my way of saying I am here for you and I love you.
She already found out I was planning on running the race in her name and now I am a tad bit nervous. I have only a couple weeks to get my but in gear. I have been running three times a week but only 3km.
I am also a stay at home mom again which means I have to push a stroller as well. I did it for the first time today in a long time and my legs sure noticed the difference.
So I need a plan because I want to run this race and I have to beat my last race time which was just over 38 min. I know I can do it, I just need to find the strength and determination.